September 15, 2017
A record-setting hurricane season is upon us in the Southern US, and as always your safety is our first concern. Here are some severe weather safety reminders for your family:
- Listen to your local authorities and evacuate if you need to! If you do, use extreme caution when returning to your property.
- Create an emergency plan and review it with your family. Post a list with our contact information plus numbers for emergency services, along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water. For other tips in preparing for hurricanes, check out this link.
- If you have an aboveground propane tank, make sure it is securely anchored!
- Have an adequate supply of heating oil or propane in your tank – enough to last at least a week or more in the event of road closures.
- If severe weather threatens your safety, shut off your gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. Also, turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances.
- After severe weather passes, check the area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your tanks and appliances.
- Inspect your fuel-burning appliances for damage if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have been damaged, contact us for service immediately.
- NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water!
- NEVER use outdoor, fuel-burning appliances indoors or in enclosed areas! This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death.
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE! If you have any questions about propane safety for severe weather, contact us today.